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The President of Latvia will take part in the meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government in Brussels


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On Wednesday and Thursday, 11 and 12 July 2018, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will pay a working visit to Brussels, Belgium, to participate in the meeting of NATO Heads of State and Government.

The President of Latvia stated before the NATO Summit, “It is essential for the Alliance to be able to find answers to the new security challenges. Therefore, the ability of Member States to face both traditional and hybrid threats must be further enhanced.”

At the Summit, NATO leaders will discuss the measures to be taken aimed at strengthening deterrence policy and helping the Allies in developing new defensibility. Similarly, discussions are expected on increasing defence spending of the Allies, more engagement of NATO in the fight against terrorism, and further enlargement of the Alliance.

On Thursday, 12 July 2018, a working session of NATO Heads of State and Government with representatives of Ukraine and Georgia is planned to discuss security challenges in their region. During the second half of the day, President of Latvia Raimonds Vējonis will participate in the official opening of the new premises of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to NATO. The President of Latvia will also hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pashinyan on Thursday as well.

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